At last week’s meeting of the LaPrairie City Council, election matters dominated the discussion.
Mayor Mike Fall announced that filing dates for city council positions would run from Aug. 2 through 16. The mayor position and two council positions will be on the ballot. “I encourage people to get active in the community and serving,” Fall said.
Fall then moved on to the topic of election judges for the 2016 elections. The city appointed Lana Hess as judge administrator, the head judge will be Rae Ritter Stephens. Remaining judges will be Judy Rygh (and alternate head judge), Eileen Grosland and Margot Hansen.
In 2014, the city paid the head election judge $12/hour and the remaining judges $10/hour plus related expenses. Meals were not reimbursed in 2014. Council member Vic Moen said that he thought it was reasonable to compensate judges for meals, and council member Steve Feyma said he agreed. The council passed the resolution to appoint the judges at the agreed upon rates with meal and mileage reimbursements.
The last agenda item for the evening was the introduction of the city’s interim financial report. Fall said that he wanted to set a date and time to discuss the report. ”We usually go through this line by line but I think we’ve had quite a few things change so I think we’re going to have to fine tune this a little bit.”
The council decided to discuss the report after the regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday, Aug. 15. The work session is open to the public, however, no business will be conducted or determined at the meeting.
In other business, the council:
• Approved expenditures not to exceed $6,000 for filling cracks in the city’s streets.
• Adopted policies in the areas of social media, employee termination and computer use.
• Approved the reissuance of a lost check in the amount of $228.09 to CardMember Services.